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Jun 26th, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Austria/Czech/Slovakia/Hungary/Germany....Help- Thanks

Hello Fellow Travelers,

My friend and i are travelling to Europe for 14 days this Oct and i need your input on my itineraries. Please critics accordingly. I want to be as relax as possible at the same time going in a normal pace without missing anything or too hectic.

Which plan do you think is better? Plan A or Plan B.

Plan A.

Day 1: Arrive in Budapest from US
Day 2: Budapest
Day 3: Budapest
Day 4: Train to Vienna
Day 5: Vienna
Day 6: Vienna
Day 7: Bus to Bratislava
Day 8: Bratislava
Day 9: Train To Prague
Day 10: Prague
Day 11: Prague
Day 12: Prague
Day 13: Flight back to US

OR Plan B

Day 1: Arrive in Munich from US
Day 2: Munich for Oktoberfest only
Day 3: Train to Prague
Day 4: Prague
Day 5: Prague
Day 6: Train to Bratislava (in the morning)
Day 7: Bus to Vienna (in the evening and it takes only 1 hour)
Day 8: Vienna
Day 9: Vienna
Day 10: Train to Budapest
Day 11: Budapest
Day 12: Budapest
Day 13: Flight back to US

Thank you so much guys for your input in advance, any comments will be appreciated.
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Jun 26th, 2012, 04:17 PM
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or any suggestion or revision to the itineraries is much appreciated as well.
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Jun 27th, 2012, 01:04 AM
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I'd say plan A but forget Bratislava and add a day each to Budapest and Vienna.

Both itineraries are too rushed for my liking. Bratislava is only worth a day trip in my opinion, so if you are desperate to see it then take a train from Vienna for a day but don't stay there.
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Jun 27th, 2012, 12:14 PM
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@mjdh1957, thanks for your advice. you are right, i think we are removing the trip to Bratislava and make it into a day trip from Vienna.

This is the revised itineraries. To be honest, I still think that going to Munich fro Oktoberfest is too rushed. My friend would like to go but i am afraid we are taking away time from Vienna or Budapest

Day 1: Arrive in Munich from US
Day 2: Munich for Oktoberfest, Leave Munich at night to Prague
Day 3: Prague
Day 4: Prague
Day 5: Prague
Day 6: Train to Vienna
Day 7: Vienna
Day 8: Vienna (a day trip to Bratislava)
Day 9: Vienna
Day 10: Train to Budapest
Day 11: Budapest
Day 12: Budapest
Day 13: Flight back to US

How about now? Should i just remove Munich completely?
Anyone? Thanks!
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Jun 27th, 2012, 01:25 PM
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Better, but dropping Munich and adding a day to Prague and Budapest would be good. Oktoberfest = bunch drunk Germans and tourists getting hip deep in beer. Didn't you do that in college?
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Jun 27th, 2012, 01:30 PM
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I certainly didn't go to college with a bunch of Germans and tourists

As much as I love Munich and would actually like to go to Oktoberfest, I wouldn't include it this time around, mostly because I think you will have trouble finding accomodation - Oktoberfest is only a few months away and things really book up. And then any lodging that you DO find will be seriously expensive.
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Jun 27th, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Even your revised itinerary is more ambitious that I would like - but it's hard to comment because you haven't said what kinds of things you want to see, do, or experience - and that's the key to timing! Do remember that you are likely to lose some time at the beginning of your trip to jet lag.
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